New Jersey’s automotive history celebrated at Roebling Museum Car Show
Gearheads, vintage auto fans and history buffs will want to cruise over to the eighth annual Roebling Museum Car Show.
The event will take place the last Saturday of this month in honor of an oft overlooked chapter in the history of automobile manufacturing.
Many folks might know of John A. Roebling Sons Company for its wire rope manufacturing and suspension bridge design (hello, Brooklyn Bridge). But in 1909, the Roebling boys also teamed up the Kuser brothers to buy what became the Mercer Automobile Company (named for Mercer County).
Mercer Automobile manufactured the Type-35R Raceabout - one of the top sports cars of the early automotive age. Some even say it was America's first sports car.
Attendees can expect to see a few Mercers on display among the 300 participants.
All makes and models, both domestic and foreign will be shown, together with antique emergency vehicles.
The event will also feature music from Tom "E" Tunes and plenty of food vendors, including Slab House BBQ, Carlito's taco Wagon, Four Daughters Franks, Sweet Concessions and Smylie's Ice Cream.
Spectators fee is $5 (kids under 12 year get in free) and includes admission to the museum. There's a $20 day-of-entry fee for vehicle entrants.
Saturday, Apr. 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date Sunday, Apr. 30) - 100 2nd Ave., Roebling, N.J
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